Technical Advisory Groups

Technical Advisory Groups

ILFI’s community of practice is vital to informing the technical development, continued industry leadership, and transparency of ILFI’s programs. Volunteer members of ILFI’s Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) are critical partners that represent built environment and building industry leadership with deep technical expertise in relevant topic areas. A key role of these TAG members is to weigh in on decisions pertaining to the development and implementation of ILFI’s program requirements. 

TAG members are selected from a pool of applicants who respond to a public call. They serve an initial term of one year with the option of extending for one or two years at a time for up to a total of four years. ILFI plans to launch additional TAGs as needs arise over time. When a new TAG or advisory program need is identified, ILFI will conduct an open call for applications. If you have any questions about our TAGs, please reach out to tech.advisory@living-future.org

Energy and Carbon

The Energy and Carbon TAG will advise on how ILFI programs can continue to lead building teams, of both new and renovation projects, to achieve aggressive energy and carbon reduction targets and be combustion and fossil-fuel-free.

Energy TAG

Adrienne Bonski

Associate, Deep Carbon Reduction, JB&B

(she/her)
Energy TAG

Andrew Lee, LFA

Sr. Sustainability Program Manager, Amazon

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Aurora Jensen

Senior Technical Specialist, Brightworks Sustainability

(she/her)
Energy TAG

Brad Benke

Researcher, Carbon Leadership Forum

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Chris Magwood

Manager, Embodied Carbon, RMI

(he/him)
Energy TAG

David Mead

Regenerative Design Group Service Leader, PAE Consulting Engineers

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Donald W. Davies

President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Efrie Escott, LFA

Sustainability Transformation Leader, Schneider Electric

(she/her)
Energy TAG

Jack Rusk

Climate Strategist, EHDD

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Jesce Walz, LFA

Architectural Designer and Living Design Leader, Perkins&Will

(she/her)
Energy TAG

Justin Schwartzhoff, LFA

Architect and Embodied Carbon Research Lead at LMN Architects

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Kit Elsworth

Associate, KieranTimberlake

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Maggie Smith

Senior Environmental Designer at Atelier Ten

(she/her)
Energy TAG

Matt Roberts

Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley, CBE

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Michaela Harms

Senior Director of Mass Timber, Sterling Structural

(she/her)
Energy TAG

Pat Brewer

Senior Analyst, Center for Resource Solutions

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Sangeetha Sambandam, LFA

Designer, WRT

(she/her)
Material Health

The Material Health TAG will identify and synthesize the latest research on chemicals of concern in the built environment, provide recommendations for annual updates of the ILFI Red List, and advise ILFI on its role to advance industry discourse on material health.

Material TAG

Abby Droese

Sustainability Certification Analyst, Mohawk Industries

(she/her)
Material TAG

Agnes Cheng

Technical Researcher at Clean Production Action

(she/her)
Material TAG

Amir Sekhavat

Senior Director Product Management and Partnerships, Superior Essex

(he/him)
Material TAG

Ariana Spentzos

Science and Policy Associate

(she/her)
Material TAG

Candi Hampton

Director of Sustainability at Shaw Industries

(she/her)
Material TAG

Charley Stevenson, LFA

Principal, Integrated Eco Strategy

(he/him)
Material TAG

Chris Hellstern, LFA

Living Building Challenge Services Director, The Miller Hull Partnership

(he/him)
Material TAG

Cory White

Technical Director at Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC)

Material TAG

Dwayne Fuhlhage

Sustainability and Environment Director, Prosoco

(he/him)
Material TAG

Evelyn Ritter

Senior Solutions Engineer, 3E Exchange (by 3E)

(she/her)
Material TAG

Holly Davies

Senior Toxicologist, Washington State Dept. of Health

(she/her)
Material TAG

Jill Maltby-Abbott, LFA

Senior Materials Consultant, BuildingGreen

(she/her)
Material TAG

Jodie Thill

Sustainable Design Specialist, Flad Architects

(she/her)
Material TAG

Kathryn M. Rodgers

PhD student, Boston University School of Public Health

(she/her)
Material TAG

Lisa J. Goodwin Robbins

Architect/Specifier, Kalin Associates

(she/her)
Material TAG

Lisa San Filippo, LFA

Design Specialist – Architectural and Sustainability, Turner Construction

(she/her)
Material TAG

Lona Rerick, LFA

Associate Principal, ZGF Architects

(she/her)
Material TAG

Marilyn Specht

VP, Managing Principal of US Sustainability, Introba

(she/her)
Material TAG

Mary Dickinson

Principal, Regional Director of Regenerative Design – Perkins&Will

(she/her)
Material TAG

Olivia LaMarche

Sustainability Manager, WAP Sustainability

(she/her)
Material TAG

Teresa McGrath

Chief Research Officer, Healthy Building Network

(she/her)
Material TAG

Tom Bruton

Senior Hazardous Substances Engineer, California Department of Toxic Substances Control

(he/him)
Organizational Equity

The Organizational Equity TAG will inform, review, and provide feedback on the evolution of ILFI’s Just program, a social justice transparency platform for organizations to disclose progress on equity- and sustainability-based human resource and community stewardship practices.

Equity TAG

Allison Wilson

Associate Principal, Ayers Saint Gross

(she/her)
Equity TAG

Bianca Holtier Coury

Manager, Continuing Education | Procore

Equity TAG

Dr. Sara Murdock

Head of People & Culture at Steinberg Hart

(she/her)
Equity TAG

Drew Lavine, LFA

Partner + Director of Design, Re:Vision Architecture

(he/him)
Equity TAG

Elizabeth A. Bennett

DEI Advocate & Compliance Manager, VHB

(she/her)
Equity TAG

Gayathri Unnikrishnan

Founder and CEO, Liveable

(she/her)
Equity TAG

Gladys Ly-Au Young

Partner, SKL Architects

(she/her)
Equity TAG

Jason J. Lee

Founder of FMRA LLC, Partner at Building Consultation Services

(he/him)
Equity TAG

Jeff Hurley

State Initiatives Manager, BlueGreen Alliance

(he/him)
Equity TAG

Jessica Martos

Director of Benefits and Compensation, PAE

(she/her)
Equity TAG

Jim Nicolow

Principal and Director of Sustainability, Lord Aeck Sargent

(he/him)
Equity TAG

Kait McGeary

Landscape Architect, PWL Partnership

(she/her)
Equity TAG

Kate Stephenson

Director of Operations and Finance, HELM Construction Solutions

(she/her)
Equity TAG

Kenner Kingston, LFA

Principal, Place Collaborative

(he/him)
Equity TAG

Lauren McNeill, LFA

Senior Sustainability Consultant, Group14 Engineering

(she/her)
Equity TAG

Maria Genova

Senior Manager in Sustainability and Impact, HMTX Industries

(she/her)
Equity TAG

Matthew VanSweden, LFA

Managing Director, Foresight Management

(he/him)
Equity TAG

Uma Patwardhan, LFA

Senior Sustainability Project Manager, JLL

(she/her)
Water
Water TAG

Aubrie Christensen

Director, Āina & Operations, 'Iole

(she/her)
Water TAG

Brian Meinrath

Associate Director, Atelier Ten

(he/him)
Water TAG

Chris Chamberland

Principal Civil Engineer, Berkshire Design Group

(he/his)
Water TAG

Dane Lovell

Facilities Maintenance Superintendent, Stanley Center for Peace and Security

(he/his)
Water TAG

Douglas Nuttall

Senior Water Resources Engineer, HDR Inc.

(he/his)
Water TAG

Erica McBride

Regenerative Operations Manager, Architectural Nexus

(she/her)
Water TAG

Jerome Partington

Sustainability Manager Jasmax and Co-curator Whakaora Our Thriving City

(he/him)
Water TAG

Josiah Cain

Independent Design Consultant

(he/him)
Water TAG

Justin Stenkamp

Associate Principal, PAE

(he/him)
Water TAG

Kim Nace

CEO – Brightwater Tools, Inc.

(she/her)
Water TAG

Kyle Pickett

Co-founder & Board VP – William Worthen Foundation

(he/him)
Water TAG

Mark Buehrer, PE

Director, 2020 ENGINEERING

(he/him)
Water TAG

Michele Adams

President and Principal Engineer, Meliora Design

(she/her)
Water TAG

Paula Kehoe

Director of Water Resources, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

(she/her)
Water TAG

Pete Muñoz

Biohabitats – Practice Lead/Senior Engineer

(he/him)
Water TAG

Rachael Meyer

Landscape Architecture Principal and Director of Sustainability, Weber Thompson

(she/her)
Water TAG

Rachel Nicely

Director of Sustainable Programs, Sustainable Building Partners Building Partners

(she/her)
Water TAG

Robyn Overall

Science Lead, CJ Arms

(she/her)